Dr. Lee Teitel
Lee Teitel is the founding director of the Reimagining Integration: The Diverse and Equitable Schools (RIDES) Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Before founding RIDES, Teitel served as faculty director of the Master’s Level School Leadership Program at HGSE. He helped develop the Instructional Rounds practice, authoring or coauthoring several books and articles about it, and co-chairing the Rounds Institute. The Equity Improvement Cycle that is at the heart of the RIDES Institute builds on over a decade of practical on-the-ground Instructional Rounds improvement work. Through RIDES and as an individual consultant, Teitel has helped hundreds of teachers, administrators, and students in over 35 schools and districts around the country use the Equity Improvement Cycle to name, own, and address inequities in their schools. In July 2019, Teitel stepped away from his full-time teaching role at HGSE and as director of RIDES. He continues as Senior Consultant to RIDES and is expanding his consulting work, setting up Equity Improvement Networks in several major cities and the District of Columbia.